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UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

...obster stock. "Lobstering is an unusual success story and there's an awful lot we can learn there," he says. "The important thing is these guys imposed these rules on themselves. It's an interesting, interesting industry," and the lessons we can learn from this industry can be applied to managing other ...

'Fossil genes' reveal how life sheds form and function

...e lose things. Losses as well as gains make up the story of evolution." Writing Sept. 20, in the Proceedin... including humans. Fossil olfactory genes tell the story of how humans came to depend more on sight as color vision displaced a sense of smell that, in the d...

New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning

...oad. Then, they asked the participants to tell the story in their language. The signing of the oldest group looked much like the gestures produced by the hearing group as they spoke, combining movement type and direction in a single hand motion. The two younger groups, however, separated the movement type...

Peering inside the body, with a new spinliterally

COPENHAGEN, Denmark --This story is unabashedly all spin. What's the angle? Why, magic. Its subject--a mouse in a form-fitted Plexiglas tube--performs the honors, spinning like an old phonograph record, at a leisurely one to three revolutions a second, and tilted just so inside a ma...

Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows

...r than other fishes," Rooker explains. "Still, the story appears to be more complex and we are in the process of examining other large pelagic fishes, and comparing our results to blue marlin." Rooker says that preliminary data show fish with levels appear to have similar feeding histories. In addition, th...

Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper

...ct the bacterial cells from it. One piece of the story still to be learned is how the methanobactin is retrieved by bacterial cells, Kim said. The cells apparently latch onto copper-bearing methanobactin molecules, but what happens next isn't known. Also, unlike a cowboy's lasso, methanobactin has no tet...

Extreme stretch-growth of axons

... and colleagues report their findings in the cover story of the September 8, 2004 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. "This type of stretch growth of axons is really a new perspective," says Smith. Despite the extreme growth in length, the axons substantially increased in diameter as well. Using electron...

'Defensive' action by influenza viruses demonstrated by Hebrew university researcher

...iruses do it? In an article published as the cover story in a recent issue of the journal Proteins, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem researcher, Prof. Isaiah (Shy) T. Arkin, has revealed just how influenza-causing viruses adapt to nullify the effectiveness of the anti-viral drug symmetrel (generic name)....

Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced

...e James Bond idea. After hearing the whole bizarre story of the glowing squid, his immediate response was that it sounded like a scene from a James Bond film. That was it James Pond was born and it was then a race against time (very Bond-like) to write the article before the deadline expired!" The prize...

Genetic clues found for common congenital brain disorder

...rents that a subsequent pregnancy was normal. The story of Dandy-Walker malformation has come full circle, note the authors. The name comes from the physicians Walter Dandy of Johns Hopkins, and Earl Walker, who was a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago in 1942 when he described the malformation th...

Virus known for its photo ops makes its movie screen debut

... knew we needed to see more than one scene in that story if we were ever to understand its full meaning." The baseplate is composed of 16 types of protein molecules, most present in multiple copies. Before infection, these proteins fit together to form a hexagonal shape. Together with the 12 legs that exte...

Forgetting, reminding, and remembering: The retrieval of lost spatial memory

...age is a failure of retrieval. Teasing apart this story fully will require more experiments, but in the meantime, de Hoz et al. have contributed a much needed resource for investigating the neural basis of memory loss....

T. rex owes its giant size to the ultimate teenage growth spurt

...adult, according to a study that will be the cover story of Nature Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004. During the peak in its growth spurt, T. rex gained 2.1 kilograms (4.6 pounds) per day, developing into a more than 5,000-kilogram (11,000-pound) giant, one of the largest terrestrial carnivorous animals ever. "K...

Growing pains: T. Rex was teenage giant

...femur. The research is featured as the cover story for the Aug. 12 edition of the journal Nature. T. rex's growth rate is comparable to that of the modern day elephant. But while elephants have a lifespan of more than 70 years, T. rex lived no more than 30 years. "We now know that T. r...

Size does matter when choosing a mate

...knew how." "Once we started analysing the data the story shaped up perfectly. I believe that sexual selection is the driver behind Rensch's rule throughout the animal kingdom and we are already finding this is the case in other bird species we are studying such as Bustards," said Szekely. "There's no reaso...

Rutgers chemist uses NMR to elucidate protein-DNA interaction

...os explained. "This helps us begin to complete the story of how proteins and DNA find each other in a very fast and accurate way. It provides us with a classical model for understanding protein-DNA interaction and offers valuable information about how transcription can be modulated at the gene level." ...

Study reveals evolution on the (butterfly) wing

...ngs represent only the beginning of the scientific story of Notch, Distal-less and the evolution of color patterns, said Reed. The mystery still remains of how the two genes actually function to determine wing patterns. And as the scientists pursue the mystery, they hope to gain new insights into the intri...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...he legendary Cuyahoga River fire reveals a complex story about the causes and consequences of various institutions' choices in environmental law," writes Adler. The fact is that the Cuyahoga River caught fire from debris that collected in the crooked river's bend. The short-lived fire was out before the...

Climate change Qs & As

... or other illnesses--is part of the climate-change story that hasn't really been told. That is why it's important to make the science underlying climate change accessible to policymakers in parts of the world, like the United States, where much of the source of the problem lies." These and other perspectiv...

Scientists identify cells that lead to retinoblastoma

...s, developing after decades. Featured as the cover story in the June issue of Cancer Cell, this discovery paves the way for developing new treatments for retinoblastoma that target these first cancerous cells, thereby avoiding the difficult side effects that patients suffer from treatments such as radiatio...

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